World Cup 2019: 'One long nightmare South Africa are unable to wake up from'
South Africa’s World Cup hopes came crashing down as Pakistan beat them comfortably by 49 runs at Lord’s on Sunday. Haris Sohail’s dominant 59-ball knock and a tidy half-century from Babar Azam helped Pakistan reach 308-7, a total that South Africa never threatened to surpass. Chasing 309, the Proteas were restricted to 259/9. South Africa are now the second team to be eliminated from the World Cup.
South Africa must think this World Cup is one long nightmare they are unable to wake up from. Pakistan still alive!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 23 June 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 23 June 2019
— Nida Dar (@CoolNidadar) 23 June 2019
South Africa have passed 300 in an innings six times since the Champions Trophy.
England have passed 300 six times in the last month.#CWC19
— Patrick Noone (@PatrickNoone08) 23 June 2019
— ICC (@ICC) 23 June 2019
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) 23 June 2019
Mohd Yousuf to Dutch Roland Lefebvre in 2003
Fakhar and Imam to Tahir in #CWC2019
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) 23 June 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) 23 June 2019
@OfficialCSA There will be a lot of questions asked after this @cricketworldcup there is no doubt. Most important one for me is what will the 4 year plan look like moving forward when the dust settles?
— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) 23 June 2019
Our first class structure has gone to pieces bud.. to many opportunities for guys you aren’t good enough to play at that level. That’s the first thing that has to change
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) 23 June 2019
One of the toughest places to be right now is in that Protea change room. Feel sorry for the boys but they will be first to admit that this word cup will be one to forget.
— Albie Morkel (@albiemorkel) 23 June 2019World Cup 2019
Man of the match Haris Sohail spoke at the post-match press conference and said, “It’s tough when you’re sitting out and waiting for your turn. My goal was to make the most of my opportunities. When I went in, I was told I have to build a partnership with Babar, but it wasn’t easy out there. Just backed myself.”